More Pompeii

by kpmautner

As you delve further into the city, you come across some beautifully preserved mosaics.

This was the entrance to the villa of a Roman senator.

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This was in the courtyard of a rich-person’s house. The courtyard was open-air, and the impluvium was the focal point as you stepped into the gate.

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This mosaic is original – none of the stones are reproductions or replacements.  They showed us the dental picks that the archeologists work with to clear these sites – and they think that there is about 100 years’ worth more digging to be done!

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